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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 My Extraordinary Life and Death
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'What exactly is The Tight Trouser Club? Where do you buy children at bargain prices? How do you survive a father who buries you in the garden whenever you misbehave? And whom do you contact when your wife starts to shrink?

'None of these questions are answered in My Extraordinary Life and Death, though what do you expect if the author is dead?

'A roller-coaster of madness and surreal comedy awaits the reader brave enough to open the pages of this truly remarkable book.

'Based on a false story.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ormond, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hybrid , 2009 .
      Extent: 140p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781876462796 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Jeff Herd , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 29-30)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Centre Selection Mike Shuttleworth , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , July no. 2 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Glitter Vandals and Toadstools of Love : Doug Macleod Shaunagh O'Connor , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 3-4)
Shaunagh O'Conner discusses Doug MacLeod's career as a children's author and a TV comedy writer and says that 'despite his enthusiasm for TV projects, MacLeod admits that writing books is generally more satisfying than the demands of TV' (3). His latest novel, My Extraordinary Life and Death, is based upon a series of blogs that MacLeod wrote for the State Library of Victoria's Center for Youth Literature and 'is a fictional autobiography that matches life episodes to charming antique woodcut prints' (3).
Untitled John D. Adams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Siggy and Amber Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work novel ; My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Stella Lees , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jenny Mounfield , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 May no. 60 2009; (p. 34-36)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lee McGowan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 88 no. 8 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Bumpy Road to Humour Aleesah Darlison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 August 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction ; The Master Geoff Havel , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Stella Lees , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled John D. Adams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Siggy and Amber Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work novel ; My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod , 2009 single work children's fiction
Glitter Vandals and Toadstools of Love : Doug Macleod Shaunagh O'Connor , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 3-4)
Shaunagh O'Conner discusses Doug MacLeod's career as a children's author and a TV comedy writer and says that 'despite his enthusiasm for TV projects, MacLeod admits that writing books is generally more satisfying than the demands of TV' (3). His latest novel, My Extraordinary Life and Death, is based upon a series of blogs that MacLeod wrote for the State Library of Victoria's Center for Youth Literature and 'is a fictional autobiography that matches life episodes to charming antique woodcut prints' (3).
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